Monthly Archives: December 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. would like to thank our clients and local counsel for a wonderful year and wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a blessed Holiday Season. Regardless of what Christmas means to you, we … Learn More

Florida Adopts “Frye Standard” For Experts

Florida’s tug-of-war between its courts and its legislature regarding the appropriate standard for a judge to use to assess the admissibility of an expert’s opinion testimony has finally been settled. On October 14, 2018, the Florida Supreme Court announced that … Learn More

Connecticut Supreme Court Loosens Restrictions On Subrogation Against Tenants

The Connecticut Supreme Court just made it easier for a landlord’s property insurer to subrogate against a tenant whose negligence causes damage to the landlord’s building. For years, Connecticut had followed the so-called “Sutton Rule” which holds that tenants are … Learn More

Illinois Supreme Court Opens Door To Employee Intervention After Statute of Limitations Runs

The Illinois Supreme Court has somewhat clarified an injured employee’s rights to pursue a third-party case by intervening into a third-party subrogation suit filed by the workers’ compensation carrier, even after the personal injury Statute of Limitations (“SOL”) runs. In … Learn More

New Jersey Court Confirms Workers’ Comp Carrier Can Subrogate Against No-Fault Driver

A recent New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division decision has ostensibly settled a long-standing subrogation question with regard to whether a worker’s compensation carrier is entitled to subrogation and/or reimbursement from a third-party tortfeasor who is covered by New Jersey … Learn More

An Earthquake Shouldn’t Shake Your Subrogation Claim

On Friday, November 30th, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Alaska, approximately 10 miles northeast of Anchorage. Thankfully, the damage appears to be limited mainly to property loss, and a lot of that can be attributed to Alaska’s stringent building codes … Learn More